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Options April 25, 2018: The Marvelous Music of Bob Dorough!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Mel Torme  Coming Home Baby   Options 45RPM Single  Atlantic  1962  45 
Bob Dorough  Old Devil Moon   Options Devil May Care  Bethlehem  1956  LP 
Bob Dorough Quintet  Dog (A Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti)   Options Jazz Canto, Vol. I: An Anthology of Poetry and Jazz  World Pacific  1958  LP 
Bob Dorough Quintet  Night and Moon (A Poem by Langston Hughes)   Options Jazz Canto, Vol. I: An Anthology of Poetry and Jazz  World Pacific  1958  LP 
Bob Dorough Quintet  Daybreak In Alabama (A Poem by Langston Hughes)   Options Jazz Canto, Vol. I: An Anthology of Poetry and Jazz  World Pacific  1958  LP 
Medieval Jazz Quartet   Nature Boy   Options Medieval Jazz Quartet +3  Classic Editions  1961  LP 
Miles Davis with Bob Dorough  Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)   Options Jingle Bell Jazz  Columbia  1962  LP 
 
Bob Dorough  I've Got Just About Everything   Options Just About Everything  Focus  1966  LP 
Bob Dorough  The Message   Options Just About Everything  Focus  1966  LP 
Blossom Dearie  I'm Hip   Options 45RPM Single  Fontana  1966  45 
Spanky and Our Gang  Five Definitions of Love   Options Spanky and Our Gang  Mercury  1967  LP 
Spanky and Our Gang  It Ain't Necessarily Byrd Avenue   Options Spanky and Our Gang  Mercury  1967  LP 
Spanky and Our Gang  Give a Damn   Options Anything You Choose B/W Without Rhyme Or Reason  Mercury  1968  LP 
The Fugs  Marijuana   Options It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest  Reprise  1968  LP 
Jackie Caine and Roy Kral  Winds of Heaven   Options Grass  Verve  1968  LP 
The Last Hippie aka Bob Dorough  The Wizard   Options ABC Fall Lineup  ABC  1968  LP 
The Last Hippie aka Bob Dorough  Good Company   Options ABC Fall Lineup  ABC  1968  LP 
44th Street Portable Flower Factory  The Letter   Options 45RPM Single  Scholastic  1971  45 
44th Street Portable Flower Factory  Let's Get Together   Options 45RPM Single  Scholastic  1970  45 
 
Bob Dorough  Schoolhouse Rocky Theme   Options Schoolhouse Rock  Rhino  1973  CD 
Bob Dorough  Three Is a Magic Number   Options Multiplication Rock  Capitol  1973  LP 
Bob Dorough  My Hero Zero   Options Multiplication Rock  Capitol  1973  LP 
Bob Dorough  Elementary My Dear   Options Multiplication Rock  Capitol  1973  CD 
Bob Dorough  Little Twelvetoes   Options Multiplication Rock  Capitol  1973  LP 
Bob Dorough  Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here   Options Schoolhouse Rock  Rhino  1973  CD 
 
Bob Dorough  A Taste of Honey   Options Music Minus One A Taste of Honey  MMO  1972  LP 
Bob Dorough and Bill Takas  Better Than Anything   Options Beginning to See the Light  Laissez-Faire Records  1976  CD 
Bob Dorough and Bill Takas  Just Because We're Kids   Options Beginning to See the Light  Laissez-Faire Records  1976  CD 
Bob Dorough  Hong Kong Blues   Options Hoagy's Children  Audiophile  1983  LP 
Bob Dorough and Bobby McFerrin  Friday the 13th   Options That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk  A&M  1984  LP 
Bob Dorough  Au Privave   Options Skabbadabba  Pinnacle  1987  LP 
Bob Dorough  Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most   Options Right On My Way Home  Blue Note  1997  CD 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:05pm Jeff Ash:

Good evening from Wisconsin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:08pm geezerette:

Hi! This is GREAT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:09pm hyde:

wow, fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Hyde!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:11pm geezerette:

Love Chet Baker's version too.
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:12pm Jeff Ash:

I'm here to listen and learn tonight. I'm too young to know his jazz stuff and too old to have grown up on "Schoolhouse Rock."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:12pm Funky16Corners:

BTW Lawrence Ferlinghetti is still with us at 99!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:13pm TDK60:

Ferlinghetti subversive, City Lights ongoing
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:14pm geezerette:

Pretty much the last Beat standing.
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:15pm cupcakejenny:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

Gary Snyder is still with us as well. Only 88. When my wife and I flew to Ireland on our honeymoon in 2000 Snyder and his wife were on the flight
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:15pm Funky16Corners:

Andy good evening TDK 60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:15pm TDK60:

The previous DJ plugged your show Larry. I've only heard a bit of B.D., have a vocal on Miles' Sorcerer LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:16pm Funky16Corners:

Oddly, I won't be playing that particular track tonight
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:18pm geezerette:

Larry,fantastic story. Glad to hear he's still "here".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

Yes. One of the lead characters in my fave Kerouac book 'Dharma Bums'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:19pm TDK60:

Just read an article with Ferlinghetti today: outspoken, politically, anarchistic. Ginsberg, Snyder too/etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:20pm Funky16Corners:

Unwavering, since forever.
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:20pm cupcakejenny:

Hi all!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:20pm geezerette:

Did Dorough predate Mose Allison?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:21pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jenny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:21pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - they were pretty much exact contemporaries
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:21pm cupcakejenny:

<3
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:21pm TDK60:

And Dorough here too, w/Langston Hughes. What company.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:23pm Funky16Corners:

This is Dorough's all-recorder quartet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:24pm Funky16Corners:

With an oud and a flute backing them
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:24pm geezerette:

Do you know the work of assemblage artist George Hermes? Another Beat treasure still at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

I don't but I will look him up.
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:26pm geezerette:

Can't wait to play this show for my husband.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:26pm Funky16Corners:

I hope he likes it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:27pm TDK60:

..and MJQ! Nature Boy, a fave song, and writer eden ahbez was a longhair like back in the '40s!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:27pm geezerette:

He'll love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:28pm TDK60:

The other MJQ, ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:28pm hyde:

amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

@TDK60 - Yes, a fave song, and Ahbez is a great story
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Bob ‘n’ Miles!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:29pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doug!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:31pm geezerette:

Jeff Ash, check out Jack Sheldon, regarding "School House Rock". So much more.
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:31pm cupcakejenny:

I just played a schoolhouse rock song in my classroom today :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:32pm doctorjazz:

Hey Larry and all you out there!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:32pm geezerette:

CC Jenny, did they like it? :)
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:33pm geezerette:

Doc,hiya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:34pm doctorjazz:

Hi Geezerette!
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:35pm cupcakejenny:

Yes! But not as much as me I’m sure lol
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:36pm geezerette:

heh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:36pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:41pm Funky16Corners:

@Jenny - Which song did you play for the kids?
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:44pm cupcakejenny:

Rufus Xavier Sarsparilla - Pronouns. They’re probably a bit hard for esl kids but if they can take away the hook I’m good with it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:45pm northguineahills:

geezerette is pantless, and apparently hatless as well (judging by her avatar). The Gemini constellation is passing over right.... now...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:45pm coelacanth∅:

hey Larry and all
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:45pm cupcakejenny:

I forgot I’m Hip :)
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:45pm geezerette:

Always loved this recording, never knew who pianist was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:45pm Funky16Corners:

hey C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:46pm Funky16Corners:

NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:46pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - Which recording? Blossom Dearie or Spanky et al?
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:47pm geezerette:

(Blush) Uh, thanks for alert,NGH!

Blossom Dearie.
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:47pm Dean:

Nice to see a Dorough tribute. Glad he lived so long, but sorry he's gone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:48pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:49pm TDK60:

Thanks for the show! RIP B.D. Will listen to rest soon, gotta sleep..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - I think it was Blossom herself on the keys
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:49pm Funky16Corners:

Nite TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:49pm northguineahills:

I'm full of bad decisions, and carry them out, I am sick (didn't get to work until 11, skipped lunch, and still put in 7 hours), But performance art/puppeteers/ sound ground from Puerto Rico, Poncili Creation is playing here tonight, and I can 't miss it. So, I'm out in a wee bit, LD. Thanks! www.artsy.net...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:50pm coelacanth∅:

ciao TDK
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:51pm geezerette:

Larry, thanks for correction!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:52pm coelacanth∅:

just listened to this a few weeks ago, which must've been the first time hearing it in several decades.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

No probs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

Those Spanky and Our Gang albums are really good. Sophisticated, challenging, beautifully sung and arranged.
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:53pm geezerette:

I think she lived in Topanga Canyon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:54pm coelacanth∅:

g @10.47 yes it's embarrassing to be caught without your HAT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:54pm Funky16Corners:

Blossom is a really interesting singer/pianist
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/25/18 10:55pm TDK60:

Ha, as I put my pull the sheets! ha
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:55pm geezerette:

(snort!)
  Wed. 4/25/18 10:58pm Dean:

Wow, Roy Kral was the brother of Irene Kral, who recorded a handful of AMAZING records with a very young Alan Broadbent, a pianist I adore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 10:59pm Parq:

Hi, Larry, I've been busy with family (the kid is visiting and we had a late supper), but listening from the start. Bob Dorough has been a favorite of mine for a long time. It made me so sad to read the news this morning, even though he made it to his 90s.
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 10:59pm geezerette:

We love Jackie & Roy but never heard this before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:00pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Dean, Parq!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:01pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - Jackie and Roy did a couple of very cool pop-inflected albu,s in 1967/68
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:03pm geezerette:

Thanks Larry! We have some great early ones and a not very good 70s one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:04pm Funky16Corners:

i think I might have played something by them on the show before. If not I will in the future
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:11pm Funky16Corners:

This is an excerpt from a TED talk
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:22pm Funky16Corners:

Did I put you all to sleep? Is anyone still here?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:25pm doctorjazz:

Hard to sleep, working on my times tables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

Show your work!
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:28pm Dean:

Play this adverbs tune for Irwin. He bitches about adverbs from time to time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:29pm doctorjazz:

Big Blossom Dearie fan as well, got into her when I used to listen to Monica's show, she played her often.
@Dean-big Alan Broadbent fan as well, he did great stuff in one of Charlie Haden's bands.
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:30pm Dean:

Is it du-ROW or DER-row?

I was just too old to have watched the Rock series.

@doctorjazz: Yep, Quartet West. I managed to hire his trio to play the public library where I worked in 2000 in Southern California. An unforgettable show for me.
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:31pm cupcakejenny:

I’m still listening :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:32pm Funky16Corners:

@Dean, per his wife in the NYT obit is is Dorough, like thorough, though I remember him saying at some point that it was originally closer to DORA
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:33pm Dean:

Let's call the whole thing off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:34pm Funky16Corners:

Just don't call him late for dinner!
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:36pm rw:

SO good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:38pm Parq:

Love "Better Than Anything".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:38pm Funky16Corners:

Such a great song
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:40pm Funky16Corners:

Just Because We're Kids - Written by Dr Seuss
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:40pm geezerette:

Larry, this celebration should be a DJ premium!
& what rw said!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

That makes me happy! Bob was a hero of mine. If I pay him proper tribute, my job is done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:41pm Parq:

Haven't heard Bob's version of "Just Because" in decades. Didn't even know it was him; thought it was Bill Frisell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

From one of my favorite movies! The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T!
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:43pm Dean:

Hmmm, I think that movie might have scared the living shit out of me when I was a kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:43pm Funky16Corners:

I can imagine that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:44pm Parq:

The weirdest night at the movies I ever had was a double bill of "Fingers" and "Blue Velvet" at the short-lived Thalia SoHo. What I've already told you is only the beginning of the weirdness.
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:44pm geezerette:

That movie frightened and delighted me! Saw it on t.v. of course. Would love to see a good print in a theatre.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:45pm Funky16Corners:

@Parq - That is decidedly weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:45pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - I used to have a VHS copy that I bought when a local video store went out of business
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:46pm doctorjazz:

Great version of Monk (I have this LP somewhere...)
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:47pm geezerette:

Do you still have anything to play it on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:47pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, I still want to find the Kurt Weill tribute. There's a Dorough track on that one too
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:48pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - I neither have the tape any longer or a VCR. Fortunately TCM plays the movie a couple of times a year
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:48pm Dean:

Oh, shoot, I think I have both the Monk and the Weill records!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:49pm geezerette:

Dean, I'm sure you do! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:49pm doctorjazz:

Me too! Those were cool tribute albums.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:50pm Funky16Corners:

I think there's a Disney one too. Hal Willner put them together
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:51pm doctorjazz:

Yup, the Disney one is also nice. Can't think of another similar Wilner tribute compilation off hand.
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:51pm geezerette:

There's one private used record store left. Must check it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:53pm doctorjazz:

Actually, I googled, there's a Mingus set as well he did. Don't have that one, looks interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:53pm Funky16Corners:

I'd like to find that
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:54pm geezerette:

Husband just walked in, big smile,"What's THIS?".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:54pm Funky16Corners:

It's Bob!
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:54pm Dean:

Good lord, Sun Ra & the Arkestra are on the Disney comp!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:55pm geezerette:

Loooooooove this song!
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:55pm Dean:

Buell Neidlinger with Ringo Starr's band...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:56pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - Fran Landesman was such a great lyricist
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:56pm doctorjazz:

www.discogs.com...
The Mingus
And, yup, Sun Ra is on it, and Aaron Neville does a GREAT Mickey Mouse Club theme
  Wed. 4/25/18 11:57pm Dean:

That Mingus is very familiar...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:57pm doctorjazz:

Thanks for the great tribute, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:57pm Funky16Corners:

My great pleasure!
Avatar Wed. 4/25/18 11:57pm geezerette:

Thanks Larry! Pure delight.
'Night all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/25/18 11:58pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks for listening!
  Thu. 4/26/18 12:02am Dean:

Lost chords : white musicians and their contribution to jazz, 1915-1945
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/26/18 12:03am Parq:

Such a fine show, Larry. Good week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/26/18 12:04am Funky16Corners:

@DEan - That's it!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 12:04am Erella:

This show has been amazing. Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/26/18 12:04am Funky16Corners:

Thanks Parq!
  Thu. 4/26/18 12:04am rw:

Beautiful. Thank you Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/26/18 12:04am Funky16Corners:

Thanks Erella!
Thanks RW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/26/18 12:06am Funky16Corners:

Nite Geezerette!
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